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As headlines blare that Mitsubishi is being investigated for mpg misreporting in Japan, its Outlander PHEV has quietly become the fourth plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) to sell more than 100,000 units. Launched in Japan in January 2013, the cumulative global milestone set in March places Mitsubishi’s all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid in the company of other PEVs […]

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For the first time in the Toyota Prius’ 19-year history are optional towing capability and all-wheel drive, but neither of these are offered in the U.S. While the fully revised mid-sized hybrid is essentially the same in all global markets, Toyota has tailored it to meet specific government regulations as needed in different countries, and […]

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A recent conference call between an analyst, former Chevy Volt chief engineer Jon Bereisa – and Tesla – revealed the Model 3’s battery will be a little smaller than the Chevy Bolt’s, may cost less, but Tesla still might not make a profit selling it for $35,000. All this is still up in the air, […]

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At this time of inexpensive gas, larger vehicles are trending upward, hybrid sales are not doing as well, but how would a hybrid or plug-in hybrid crossover or SUV appeal to you? If you are one of the people who knows that what goes down – like fuel prices – has been predicted by the […]

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As part of its challenge of becoming No. 2 in green car sales by 2020, Hyundai will be rolling out an all-electric SUV by 2018. According to Korean news coverage, the electric SUV will have a range of 200 miles per charge. It will be competing directly with the Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model 3, and […]

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Federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules are working to improve passenger vehicle fuel economy and this is good for everybody. That about sums findings today by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) which said 15 of the 16 major auto companies selling in the U.S. met or exceeded their 2015 fuel economy performance, and […]

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General Motors’ China operations will have access to its entire portfolio of electrified tech solutions to begin turning out domestic and “global” green cars over the next five years. China is the world’s largest car market and GM’s largest as well, accounting for over a third of its business. The company said last month that […]

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As the world’s largest auto market gears up for new model introductions this month in Beijing, three new electrified cars will be revealed by domestic makers. Not known to be heading to the U.S., they are the latest for the country which last year bought 20 million passenger vehicles, ahead of the U.S.’ 17.4 million. […]

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Toyota has been critiqued for its championing of a “Hydrogen Society” while all but sidelining battery electric cars, but it is nearly just as unenthusiastic about plug-in hybrids. Last month it introduced a revision to its only plug-in hybrid with no plans for more PHEVs, this month its chairman urged the industry to devote more […]

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Since its sales launch last November, the RAV4 Hybrid has hit the ground running as a bit of a niche product that’s arguably value priced. This year through March it has been America’s second-best selling hybrid vehicle aside from the perennial chart topper – its established sibling, the Prius. In the process it has stepped […]

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